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revolution plus a little bit of politics. >> if i buy it can i be a plutocrat. >> it might help you. there's a how to chapter. >> it sounds like i need to hang out at the lobby at the four seasons. >> do you have an airplane in your driveway on the cover of your book? that's what i'd like. coming up tomorrow on "starting point" debate reviews. model tyra banks. big, big show tomorrow. cnn newsroom with carol costello begins now. welcome back from vacation. >> thanks so much, soledad. good morning. stories we're watching in the "newsroom," round two, obama and romney. tomorrow night's debate, do or die. plus this -- >> sometimes you have to get up really high to see how small you are. i'm going home now. >> amazing. a free fall from near outer
space reaching 833 miles per hour. felix baumgartner blazes past the speed of sound and into the history books. e-refund. e-book readers rejoice. a refund check might be in the mail. and yankee pain. first a-rod. then jeter. now empty seats? it's bad when you can't sell out a playoff game. a playoff game. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. we start with round two. the big presidential debate. you guessed it. you will not see mitt romney or the president on the campaign trail today. because the clock is ticking. romney in massachusetts prepping for the debate. obama in virginia. it is their last full day to get ready for the big night tomorrow night. a night some say could make or break this year's election. well, the president did take time off. a half hour break this weekend to deliver pizzas to his local
campaign field office. but for the most part, he's been holed up and studying as mitt romney was this weekend. mark preston, political editor, joins us now from hofstra university on long island where the candidates will face off. mark, you have so much to tell us. first off explain the format for us. >> reporter: you know, carol, this is something we haven't seen this debate season, certainly in the general election season, i should say. we're actually going to have questions coming directly from audience members. members that were picked by the gallup organization on behalf of the commission on presidential debates. they will be able to question the candidates themselves. also interesting, the candates will be sitting on highcha chai. they'll be able to leave the chairs. perhaps walk up to the questioner who asks the question and address whatever is asked. interestingly enough, this debate tomorrow, 90 minutes, carol. no commercial breaks. a lot on the line. mitt romney trying to capitalize on the strong performance he had
two weeks ago. barack obama trying to make up for that lackluster appearance he had in that debate two weeks ago, carol. >> tell us about the polls. they're tightening. or is romney still rising? >> reporter: well, they certainly are tight right now. i think it's fair to say that this race is clearly a toss-up right now. we've seen that nationally and also in the nine battleground states or most of the battleground states we've seen the polls tighten. good news for mitt romney. that's why tomorrow night is so important for him as it is important for barack obama as he tries to turn the ship around. they had robert gibbs and ed gillespie, senior advisers for president obama and mitt romney on "state of the union" with candy crowley yesterday. >> we knew as we walked on stage, also he watched the tape of that debate he's got to be more energetic. i think you'll see somebody who's very passionate about the choice that our country faces.
and putting that choice in front of voters. >> the president can change his style. he can change his tactics. he can't change his record and he can't change his policies. that's what this election is about. >> reporter: there we are, carol. we have the two advisers for the campaigns trying to play up the expectations, play down the expectations for tomorrow night's debate. i have to say this. candy crowley will be moderating. our own candy crowley will be moderating this debate. expect fireworks. carol? >> we will. mark preston live at hofstra university. thanks so much. as you heard mark say cnn's candy crowley will moderate that debate. she will be the first woman in 20 years to do that, by the way. i actually talked with her last week in washington. i congratulated her and say, hey, candy. no pressure. you just have to make up for jim lehrer. candy didn't blink an eye. she even laughed. later she shared how she's prepping for the big night. >> i think always it's keeping the voters in mind. and you try to do that all the time as a political journalist.
what is it that's on people's minds? i think i have a pretty good handle on it because my friends are people. they're not just journalists. i know what's on their minds. i know what sort of deep waters they're walking through, what they worry about, that kind of thing. you also get a chance to know that when you're talking to folks leading up to our show. so i want to be able to be the person who when you're sitting on your couch watching these debates, that you say, exactly. exactly. that's what i want to know. >> and, hey, have you heard? the presidential debate is tomorrow night. cnn's live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern. in other news this morning, that young pakistani activist shot last week by the taliban is expected to arrive very soon in birmingham, england. that's where malala yousafzai will continue her recovery. her parents and younger brother are with her for the eight-hour
flight on a specially equipped plane. in the meantime, huge crowds in pakistan have been showing their support for malala. ♪ >> it's an amazing sight. the teenager is an outspoken advocate for the right of girls to learn and go to school. for that she became the target of sal ban assassins. cnn's reza sayah is in islamabad. reza, she's in bad shape. she's already had a bullet removed from her neck. then she was sedated and on a ventilator. what's the medical treatment in london? >> reporter: yeah. first off, here's what we need to make clear. the bullet was removed from her neck. but it hit her in the head. right here in the head at close range according to authorities. many find it incredible that she's still alive. somehow, some way she is. early this morning pakistan time she was air lifted out of here headed towards the uk. she made a quick stop in abudabi. there back stan's ambassador to
the uae briefly saw her. saidhe was still unconscious. then she was off again to the uk. this is about an 11, 12-hour trip. i'm guessing in the next two or three hours she's going to land. officials here are saying they saw this as a good window to get her to the specialized facility. as you mentioned, carol, mom, dad, her little brother are with her. also with her a lot of thoughts and prayers from people all over the world. >> i can't even imagine. so malala, you hope she's on the road to recovery. but the taliban is crystal clear, they still intend to kill her. is there any chance that she and her family will stay in london? >> reporter: that's not clear. it's certainly possible. i think the priority right now is to keep her alive. i can tell you that in speaking to her last year, this is a girl who loves pakistan. loves her family and friends. i wouldn't be surprised if she came back. imagine if she did. she already has in many ways established an iconic, legendary status. imagine if she comes back having
survived this attack. i know it's crazy to say this because she's 14, because she could be one of the most influential people in pakistan if she comes back here. >> reza sayah, thanks so much. for the second time this year the families of 9/11 victims will see the men charged in the terror attack. pretrial hearings start today in guantanamo bay for the five accused men, including khalid sheikh mohammed, the self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind. relatives will get a chance to watch from military insulations in new york, new jersey, massachusetts and maryland. chris lawrence has been following the story. he's at the pentagon this morning. chris, take us throughhese hearings. what will happen? >> this is all basically, carol, setting up what will be allowed when these men eventually do go to trial. one of the things to concentrate on today and as this goes on is what the defendants and their lawyers will be allowed to talk about and say. specifically in regards to torture. the lawyers, the defense lawyers
want to be able to talk about their clients and have their clients talk about publicly some of the things they were subjected to while they were being held. the government does not want that information released publicly because they say it compromises some cia interrogation practices and would jeopardyize national security. expect that to be a very big focus. even the aclu is going to weigh in on this today. again, remember, all of this originally was scheded for years ago. but president obama stopped that trial short when he was trying to move all of this to a federal court in new york as part of his plan to close guantanamo bay. when that plan completely fell apart because of political outrage over it, now it had to be brought back. here we are years later. khalid sheikh mohammed and the others really just getting started on their trial process. >> chris lawrence live at the pentagon this morning, thanks. it's been a long journey for the shuttle "endeavour." rush hour in los angeles was a
lot tougher than the far reaches of space. add up the total miles traveled, though, for this vessel, 123 million miles. the final 12 miles took two days and millions of dollars as the shuttle inched its way from l.a.x. to the california science center. hundreds of thousands of peoe came out to watch "endeavour" pass by. >> as i spoke to people who gathered along the streets, i saw the real gift of the "endeavour." the gift of inspiration. the gift of dream making. children inspired to become the next generation of engineers and scientists and, yes, astronauts. >> "endeavour" will go on public display later this month at the science center there. and then there was one. there's just one unbeaten team in the nfl after the green bay packers hand the houston texans their first loss of the season.
packers quarterback aaron rodgers had an incredible day. six touchdown passes. a reer high. also tying a franchise record. with the win green bay evens its record at 3-3. how about the falcons? atlanta has the best record in the nfl at 6-0. to baseball now. st. louis takes first blood in the national league championship series. carlos beltran there hit a two-run home run for the cards. their bull pen shut out the giants over 5 1/3 innings. final score, the never say die st. louis cardinals 6, san francisco, 4. detroit tigers scored twice in the eighth inning against new york helped by an umpire's blown call. i will admit it, it was a blown call. even though i'm a tigers fan. don't blame the whole game on the ump. yankees could not hit. they go to detroit down 2-0 in the series. face justin verlander in game three. felix baumgartner jumps from
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it is 15 minutes past the hour. checking our top stories, a new prim minister in libya has been named to the post after the country's congress rejected a crisis plan by the former prime minister resulting in his dismissal. ziden has two weeks to form a government. former pennsylvania senator arlen specter will be laid to rest tomorrow. he died yesterday from complications of nonhodgkin's lymphoma after a long battle with cancer. he was known as one of the true political wild cards. arlen specter was 82. in san diego, a dramatic standoff between a man with a rifle and police. officers were called early sunday morning to check out a suspicious person in an apartment building when they were confronted by an armed man
wearing a tactical vest. officers fired, hitting the man twice. the man ran, but eventually surrendered an hour later. he was taken to the hospital. two americans have been awarded the nobel prize in economics. alvin roth and lloyd shapley were given the award for their work in matching different economic factors. stude think you could stand on a platform on the edge of space, look down and just jump? take a look. this is insane. felix baumgartner. man, he just jumped! felix baumgartner successfully made a death defy, 24-mile jump from the edge of space. cnn's brian todd has more on the free fall that broke the sound
barrier. >> reporter: with a heart pounding hop into the stratosphere, felix baumgartner makes history. he jumps from 128,000 feet above the earth. 24 miles up. higher than anyone before him. during free fall he spun for a few harrowing moments but stabilized quickly. >> started spinning so violently, spun me around in all different kpiaxis. i was putting one arm out. didn't work. putting other arm out. you're always late. w when you travel at that speed with the suit when it's pressurized you don't feel the air at all. >> reporter: in the first seconds he broke another record. no one had ever gone through the sound barrier outside a vehicle. baumgartner reached a top speed of more than 700 miles an hour. well past the speed of sound. free fall lasted four minutes, 19 seconds before his parachute opened. that's short of the record for the longest free fall in history. after he safely touched town, the man known as fearless felix was hailed as an aerospace pione
pioneer. >> it's hard to realize what happened right now because there's still so many emotions, you know. i had tears in my eyes when i was coming back a couple times. because you're sitting there and you -- you thought about that moment so many times. how it would feel and how it would look like. and this is way bigger than i anticipated. >> reporter: this mission had been five years in the planning. in baumgartner's ear during the assent, colonel joe kitinger, the man whose record baumgartner broke. kitinger jumped from 1,200 feet in 1960. i interviewed them together earlier this year. are you jealous of felix that he's going to break your record? >> i'm delighted he's going to do it. he's advancing science. he'll do a great job. >> reporter: mission leaders and spishl officials hope this jump will show them if astronauts or high altitude pilots can survive for any extended period outside a vehicle if there's a malfunction. if it held up as expected, baumgartner's high pressure suit could be the next generation's suit for future missions. what will felix baumgartner do
next? he told me that after this jump, he wants to pursue an occupation as a helicopter rescue pilot. might be a bit of a letdown. brian todd, cnn, washington. >> i think so. thanks, brian. if you're into e-books, expect an e-refund. consumers win. next. declare that thou have brought overmany discounts to thine customers! [old english accent] safe driver, multi-car, paid in full -- a most fulsome bounty indeed, lord jamie. thou cometh and we thy saveth! what are you doing? we doth offer so many discounts, we have some to spare. oh, you have any of those homeowners discounts? here we go. thank you. he took my shield, my lady. these are troubling times in the kingdom. more discounts than we knoweth what to do with. now that's progressive. of course, some stories are bigger than others. a story. okay guys, here we go. everybody say, 'cheeeeeeeee-eeeeeese'.
now's your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question for you this morning, are the deaths of american diplomats in libya being politicized? just in case you forgot how ugly politics can be, the loved ones of those americans killed in libya are here to remind us. they're pleading, stop politicizing their deaths. in an interview with bloomberg news the father of ambassador chris stevens said, quote, it would really be abhor rent to make this isn't a campaign issue before the investigation into the attack is complete, end quote. this comes after the mother of glen dougherty, the ex-navy s.e.a.l. killed in bengha asked hit romney to stop mentions her son on the campaign trail. it all spilled over into a bitter exchange between obama
and romney campaign advisers. >> there are inconsistencies here. what we're saying is that, you know, as americans, we deserve to know what really happened going into this attack and what did the administration to after. because we want to learn from them, obviously. we want to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> we don't need wingtip cowboys. we don't need shoot from the hip diplomacy. when mitt romney first responded to what was going on in libya his own party called him out for sensitivity. he's done nothing but politicize this issue when what we need to do is find out what happened, and do that as americans, not as democrats and republicans. >> you could argue both sides are doing their very best to do that very thing. politicize the tragedy in libya. after all, congressional republicans interrupted their recess not to talk about jobs, but to talk about libya. and the obama administration initially pinned the murders on a cheesy film and not where it rightly belongs. on al qaeda. we could debate the why. but why?
shouldn't we just try to figure it out together? the talk back question for you today, are the deaths of americans in libya being politicized? facebook.com/carolcnn. facebook.com/carolcnn. your responses later this hour. if you are one of the millions of americans downloading books on your e-readers, you'll want to listen up. you could be in for some cash back on your itune or amazon accounts. alison kosik is at the new york stock change to tell us where the money is. >> this is all stemming from a settlement back in september that happened with three book publishers. what this lawsuit is claiming is that these publishers colluded to raise e-book prices with apple. apple is appealing which is why it's not included in this settlement just yet. what's happening right now is retailers are looking into who bought these e-books and seeing who could be in line for a refund. what amazon.com has done is it sent letters to some customers,
also via e-mail. what it says is you could be due for a refund of anywhere between 30 cents to $1.32 for each e-book you bought. you had to have purchased these e-books by the publishers involved in the settlement and purchased these books between april 2010 and may 2012. wait. before the money starts rolling in for you, you're going to have to wait for the court to approve this settlement. the court is set to meet again in february. there could be more appeals. by no stretch is this a done deal yet. especially, carol, since it could include yet two more book publishers. carol? >> i want my $1.32. these class-action suits, what if you bought an e-book from another retailer like barnes & noble or google or someone else? do you still get a refund? >> yes, you could. it's likely you don't have to really do anything at this point. if they've got a record of your purchase they'll e-mail you about the refund when the court actually does approve this. you can also go ahead and file a claim. publishers are putting actually
$69 million into a fund to hand out to customers. you know, we're talking about 30 cents to $1.32. these publishes are on the hook for millions of dollars. it really does add up. if you want more information go to ebooksagsettlements.com. some of us paid an extra $2 to $3 per book. not sure yet why the refunds don't reflect that $2 to $3, though. i want it all. >> i think it's because the lawyers are getting all the money. >> that's true. they get a little smidgeon, don't they? just a little bit. >> alison kosik, many thanks. both mitt romney and president obama are off the campaign trail. they're hitting the books, preparing for round two of their presidential debate tomorrow night. the question, will any topics be off limits? we'll find out.
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thank you so much for being with us today. i'm carol costello. stories we're watching right now in the "newsroom." we're just seconds away from the opening bell at the new york stock exchange. stocks expected to begin the week higher after a report out today shows inflation in china slowed in september. and in a deal that's been rumored for days, sprint/nextel says it will sell a 70% stake to japan's softbank for $20 billion. you see portuguese day at the new york stock exchange. the 14-year-old pakistani activist shot last week by taliban assassins is expected to arrive very soon in england. doctors agree it's the best place for malala yousafzai to continue her treatment. the trip comes on the heels of mass rallies in pakistan in malala's honor. tens of thousands of supporters came out to pray for her recovery and to condemn the taliban. it's been 50 years since the cuban missile crisis which took the u.s. to the brink of nuclear war. to mark the anniversary, the jfk
presidential library is posting online hundreds o private and confidential documents. among the records are memos between president kennedy and his brother, the then attorney general robert f. kennedy. including some that were exchanged at the height of the crisis. president obama and mitt romney are off the campaign trail today. both candidates are preparing for the second round of their presidential debates. they are set to meet tomorrow night for round two. you can bet that one topic that's sure to come up will be libya and the security situation around that attack on the consulate in benghazi. both campaigns were out in full force on the sunday morning talk shows. >> anyone based on the intelligence that they were -- that they had at the time would have said what -- what the administration said. >> but you have to get honest answers. and accurate answers in response to the questions. what we have seen is a constantly shifting story from this administration. >> the family of ambassador chris stevens who was killed in that attack has other feelings on the matter. in an interview with bloomberg
news, ambassador chris stevens' father said, quote, it would really be abhorrent to make this into a campaign issue. we don't pretend to be experts in security. it has to be objectively examined. that's where it belongs. it does not belong in the campaign arena, end quote. joining me now, cnn contributor l.g. granderson who leans left. will cain, cnn contributor who leans right. good morning, gentlemen. >> good morning, carol. >> i think the ambassador's father spoke out too late. libya has already become a campaign issue. i guess the question is should it be? will? >> i don't know how it wouldn't be. look, this is not only an issue of national concern. it's an issue of national security. there are questions about what was known when prior to the attack. were danger signs ignored? were requests for more security ignored? more concerning than that is what in your clip you played ed gillespie, the shifting narrative after the attack. this is extremely concerning.
we know from reporting from ely lake at the daily beast that there were surveillance cameras on site that shows it was an organized attack. we know there was drone surveillance in the final hours of the attack that shows it was an organized attack. we know that within 24 hours of the attack not only did we know it was a terrorist attack, but we knew al qaeda was involved and the name of the some of the gentlemen -- not gentlemen, some of the men involved. then why did the administration, u.n. ambassador susan rice, continue to go out on network after network and say this was response to a video and a spontaneous attack? that is completely befudling and it reflects national security concerns going up to the highest levels of this government. it reflects the commander in chief, there are legitimate, very, very legitimate and important questions to ask. have not yet been answered. >> there are legitimate questions. l.z., republicans are throwing out the word "cover-up." has it gone too far? >> no. i fully agree with will. somebody needs to be fired. we need to get to the bottom of
this. there does appear to be a lot of shift in the narrative. someone at the end of the day needs to be fired. i'm not saying that's president obama or vice president joe biden. but somebody in that administration needs to answer to the american people. i'm very disturbed by all of this. and so will's right. i don't understand how this could not be a political issue. mitt romney was certainly wrong in the way that he -- excuse me -- initially came out in regards to this. but now that we're in it we definitely owe it to the american people to get further into it to see exactly what happened, what we knew when and who should be ultimately responsible. >> carol, can i offer you one other reason why this is so important to ask and answer during a campaign season? by the way, this will have no effect on one candidate versus the other. but a year ago, we did not have enough of a national debate over whether or not we should go into libya and take action. we almost rushed into that. i'm telling you, i was here. i was part of these debates at least in the media about whether or not we should get involved in libya and oust gadhafi and who
then would take charge? who would be in charge of libya? we're having many of those same debates today about syria and regarding the entire arab spring. what i'm telling you is there are large, large geopolitical theory questions to be asked and answered about our would be leaders. president obama or mitt romney. and what has happened in libya reflects the outcome of those decisions. it reflects what you decide about who should you get behind in these countries. >> understood. joe biden -- >> i fully agree with will. >> what does president obama need to say in this debate if, of course, the topic comes up, which i'm sure it will. what does president obama need to say to assure voters out there that he's handling this? >> i think he needs to have a wholistic approach. this does not begin with bengha benghazi, right? it doesn't begin with what happened at the embassy. this really begins with what will said. like, a year ago. you know, mitt romney was very critical of the way the president was slothful in terms of handling libya.
then he was critical in the way he seemed to be too aggressive in terms of handling libya. mitt romney was very conflicted just a year ago about how exactly to handle libya. in fact, weeks before this attack happened, they described foreign policy as a distraction from the real issues. so will is right. when you look at this, we really need to talk about what each leader is going to do with foreign policy, not just politicizing it. president romney -- or president obama, rather -- >> uh-oh! >> really needs to make sure he does it wholistically. i know. that was a slip. freudian slip, maybe. i don't know. all i know is president obama definitely needs to have a wholistic approach when he talks about libya and not just focus in on this attack. >> then the final question. >> i can't believe i said president romney twice. >> i know. man. i don't know what that means. i'll just leave it up to our viewers. >> i don't know either. i don't know either. >> will, i wanted to ask you, you know, a lot of people say that voters really, when it comes down to it, don't care about international issues or
foreign policy right now. they're concerned about the economy. i guess for mr. romney -- >> libya and how the administration has handled it, it doesn't seem the american public is all that interested in this issue. but they should be. so l.z. and i have a broad agreement here on both candidates in this debate should be able to give their vision of what is going on in the middle east from tunisia to pakistan in regards to the arab spring. because neither to me four dwreeyears of leadership of president obama and a long time of campaigning for mitt romney have provided any clarity on how they approach arab spring. specifically now president obama must answer for how this libya thing has been handled in the aftermath. we need truth and clear answers of why we've heard so many different explanations. >> will cain and l.z. granderson thanks as always for a fascinating discussion. we appreciate it. cnn's live coverage of the presidential town hall debate
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you know the old saying. excuses are like, well, there's a whole lot of that going on in italy. the captain of that wrecked cruiseliner who's accused of abandoning ship while many of his passengers died comes face to face with survivors and victims' families in court. you remember. the italian ship the costa concordia struck rocks and capsized in january. 32 people reportedly died. the captain accused of abandoning ship could be charged with manslaughter at the end of this week's hearings. cnn's ben wedeman is in rome to explain it all. good morning, ben. >> reporter: good morning, carol.
that is 52-year-old captain frances coe -- today what is going on is the court is listening to all the evidence that will be eventually entered into a trial should captain scitino and eight others go on trial for the disaster. the ship, the costa concordia, really was a floating city with more than 4,000 crew -- >> the same ship captain who
said, oh, my gosh. i tripped and fell into a lifeboat. then my ship went down. he's suing the cruise line company. why? >> reporter: that is correct. he is suing them for what he says was wrongful dismissal. he claims that the actions he took on the night of january 11th, in fact, resulted in the saving of many more lives. he says many more people could have died if he did not take the action that he did. what he did was maneuver the boat closer to the island where it sort of went. it ran aground on rocks. the boat is still there in the harbor. it's sort of tilted on its side. but, of course, the ship did not go down. so his claim is that it could have been much, much worse. carol? >> we'll check back with you. ben wedeman reporting live from rome, italy, this morning. okay. so why is pop star rick springfield rocking out with commuters at a new york subway
all right. everybody at rolling stone has officially announced details of their 50th anniversary tour. 50 years and the stones are still rocking out. "showbiz tonight's" host a.j. hammer is here with me. i'm in new york for all of you that haven't realized that. >> it's good to be together. let me see if i can get you some stones tickets while you're in town. >> could you do that? >> they're not in towns for a couple of months. hard to call this a tour. they're only announced four concerts for these shows. two in london. two in new jersey. new jersey shows happen december 13th and 15th. if you can't get a ticket the concert on the 15th will be available on pay-per-view. the stones are releasing a
greatest hits album that will come out in november pi. it has a few new songs on it. 50 years together they're celebrating. they haven't played on the same stage in more than five years. a tough ticket, indeed. >> i'm sure it'll be fantastic, though. >> one of the best shows i've ever seen. you always get the biggest bang for your buck. them and bruce springsteen you get the full deal all the time. >> let's talk about another kind of performance. rick springfield at a subway singing. >> take a look at this scene. this is amazing what happened here at new york city's penn station. these fans here just stunned to catch a glimpse of the '80s heartthrob. rick springfield offering up a little impromptu performance. let's watch some of this. ♪ you know i wish that i had jesse's girl, i wish that i had jesse's girl ♪ ♪ why can't i find a woman like
that ♪ >> of course, everybody's singing along. don't worry. rick springfield hasn't hit the skids. he wasn't performing trying to scrounge up change in the subways. he did it because he's promoting his new cd. he even joked, carol, he collecd about three bucks people were throwing in his guitar case or something like that. when you're down in the new york city subways, which you can do while you're here with me in new york. people are playing the steel drums. maybe a crew will come through singing "this little light of mine." rick springfield, you don't expect that. >> i sure he sounded great. what fun. >> acoustics in the subway actually are pretty good. >> i feel old. a.j. hammer, thanks so much. for the latest entertainment news join a.j. on "showbiz tonight" 11:00 eastern on hln.
american deaths in libya being politiciz politicized? this is from aaron. without a doubt, absolutely. but it wasn't specifically a republican's or democrat's fault. >> this one "i agree but on the or hand, the obama administration needs to get story straight. >> anything they talk about can be classified as being politicized. medicare and social security is being politicized. and "i think we need answers" but having the hearings and investigation publicly further jeopardizes security for those serving. >> a blown call brings up talk to expand baseball's replay rules. we'll discuss. americans are always ready to work hard for a better future.
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early inning and shutdown relief pitching put st. louis to a win in san francisco in the nlcs opener. dave freese got the cardinals on the board with this two-run blast. the giants closed the gap to 6-4 but that was how it ended as st. louis relievers pitched 5 1/3 innings of scoreless ball. the detroit tigers have a 2-0 lead on the yankees in the american league championship series. it was quite the game. the yankees hurt by an umpire's blown call at second base. i know, he was clearly out. the replay showed it. omar infante slid past the base, came back and was clearly out but the umpire was on the other side, he didn't see it. new yorkmanager joe girardi argued for baseball to expand its use of instant replay to
cover plays like this one. >> in this day and age there as just too much at stake and the technology is available. that's what our country has done. we've evolved technology to make things better. >> let's talk about the instant replay with former new york giants start tiki barber. hi, tiki. >> they had the same issue in the national football league when calls were starting to affect games. >> was it the same argument that it would make the games longer? >> it may make the games a little built longer but i think if you limited it to plays that actually matter, where something is going to change the outcome of the game, it worth it. there's calls just in this championship series with robinson cano in game two, where they thought he was safe,a bang-bang at the bag. >> they had instant replay at that one, right. >> they did, but it could be expanded. in this one the umpire is in the wrong position to make the call. he makes a bad call and it has a
huge outcome on this game. >> it did but you have to admit that did not lose the game for the yankees. >> in game one they had the bases loaded twice in the first two innings and came up with zero runs. it's just an aging team a little bit and they're not as reliable as they once have been. >> i think it's more than that. we have a-rod, he's a problem. some people think he should be benched for every game. he's not hitting at all. derek jeter with that terrible broken ankle and then just the stadium itself, the new stadium, they had empty seats. the yankees had empty seats. >> it's interesting. i kept seeing it on twitter and social media, "there are seats available at yankee stadium." it makes you think of what happened to this fan base. the george steinbrenner way of doing things was to bring great superstars to the team.
but you also have to look at the cost. they've priced out a lot of their core fans, their tie hards that can't afford to pay the prices. you see it in stadiums all across the country and at giants stadium to some extent. i gave up my tickets at giants stadium. >> it's not good to get fans. i read a great article talking about yankees fan, empty seats and this new stadium. gone are the mi teystique and orrarks in its place a couple of haguers in youngers. no matter how gorgeous or onnate on the outside it, remains filled with lifelessness. >> quentin berry said it was more difficult to play in oakland with the fan there is than here in new york city. >> it's a little harsh but it's a great article because it will
get your attention. the yankees need to get more young stars. they do it organically. they bring them up through the system and get on the stage and perform, other than c.c. sabbathia who is asuperstar and i'm biased as you babecause he' friend, some of those guys are getting older. >> so does he get involved? >> he doesn't. he's a pitcher and she doesn't play as often. he's played great in the last three games. hopefully he gets a win in his next starts. >> not really. >> "newsroom" starts now. stories we're watching, round two obama and romney prepping for tomorrow's debate. the big question, will the president come out swinging? the 14-year-old activist shot by taliban assassins heads to
britain. >> a fireworks so backfires. a celebration ends in tragedy. many injured. many are now asking how could this have happened? plus -- it's really high. i'm going home now. >> oh, baby, a free fall from near outer space -- he fell at 833 miles per hour. felix baumgartner blazes past the speed of sound and into the history books "newsroom" start now. good morning. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello in new york today. we start with round two, the big presidential debate, you guessed it, you will not see mitt romney or the president on the campaign trail today because the clock is
ticking. romney is in massachusetts prepping for the debate, obama is in virginia. it is their last full day to get ready for tomorrow night, a night that could make or break this year's election. and the campaigns know it. here what's campaign senior advisers told our candy crowley about the face-off. >> he knew when he walked off the stage d he knew as he watched the tape of that debate that he's got to be more energetic. i think you'll see somebody who is very passionate about the choice that our country faces and putting that choice in front of voters. >> the president can change his style and tactics. he can't chang his record or his polici policies. that's what this election is about. >> ron brownstein is with me now. >> good morning. >> good morning. we always hear this is a do-or-die debate. is it really?
>> i don't think this single moment is, but certainly the has to reverse the narrative since that first debate. he seemed to be comfortably ahead moving into that debate. morning importantly, he had disqualified romney in the eyes of many voters, who somewhat dissatisfied with their own performance. i think it's a structural change in the race that isn't going away. the president has to reverse the themes working against romney and showing passion about what he would like to accomplish in a second term. >> so this debate is formatted sort of like oprah style for lack of a better term. that seems to favor obama over romney. am i right? >> yes and no. i think the president came out of that first debate with two distinct challenge, one of which i think is easier to achieve in
a town debate and the other is orderer. one is that he has to frame romney as an out of touch rich guy. it's hard to be negative in a town hall debate because voters don't like and the questions aren't conducive. the other is favorable, he has to display his own empathy and give the voters some sense of what he wants to do in a second term that, he has big ideas that motivate him. he did not seem passionate about anything except blocking the republican agenda in the first debate. >> let's take it to president obama because he's the one who has to shore up his support that's waning. do you think he should get up off his chair, get closer with people when he's talking with them? is that wait to do it? >> the polls out today, abc/"washington post" still have the president ahead. we're going back and for the in the polls. he has a slight lead in key battleground states, although
there's been undoubtedly movement toward governor romney. what the president has to portray is he has an agenda that will give you a better life if he stays in office four more years. what would he do with a second term? they've been very aggressive in defending their first-term record and more aggressive in making a case against mitt romney. the hole in the donut has been if you give me four more years, what are you going to get in return that is going to make your life better? >> ron brownstein, thanks so much for joining us this morning. >> thank you, carol. >> you're welcome. cnn's candy crowley will moderate the debate. she's the first woman in 20 years to moderate the debate. i wished her luck and said you just have to make up for jim
lehrer. she laughed. >> i think always it keeping the voters in mind and what is it that's on people's minds? i think have i a good handle on it because my friends are people that are not just journalists. i know what's on their minds and what sort of deep waters they're walking through and what they're worrying about and you get a chance to talk about at that when you're talking to folks leading up to our show. i want to be able to be the person who when you're sitting on your couch watching these debates that you say exactly that's what i want to know. >> join us tonight for cnn's live coverage starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >> pretrial hearings begin for khaled sheik mohamed. the hearing will be to determine
if the public has a right to know how the men were treated by the cia and if the u.s. constitution applies at guantanamo. >> a young pakistani activist shot last week by the taliban is expected to arrive very soon in birmingham, england. that's where malala will continue her recovery. her parents and younger brother are with her on an eight-hour flight on a special live equipped plane. huge crowds in pakistan and in india, these people have been showing their support for malala. ♪ the teen-ager was an outspoken advocate for the right of girls to go to school and learn and for that she became the target of taliban assassins.
cnn's raisa sayah is in isl islamabad. what's the next stop for her? >> the next stop is a special hospital. she made a quick stop in abu dhabi, she's still unconscious. this is about a 12-hour trip to the u.k. with the stop in abu dhabi. my guess is in the next two or three hours she'll be landing in birmingham. over the past few days it was the military here in pakistan overseeing her medical care. they said she's still in critical condition but in good enough shape they saw this as a window of opportunity to get malala to the specialized facility that treats children with severe injuries. obviously she has damage to her skull, probably neurological damage. she has a long way to go to
recover. mom, dad, her brother are with her and so are the prayers and well wishes of a lot of people. not just here in pakistan, carol, all over the world. >> let's talk about the reaction of pakistan. the crowds that came out there and in other countries, it's astounding. i mean, you were in karachi. this is a country where women and children can be treated like second class citizens. what does this mean? >> well, it's hard to say how malala has inspired each and every person but live hearing in -- live hearing in pakistan, the overwhelming number of people share her values, they're against the militancy but didn't have the courage to speak out. then they heard this 14-year-old speak out for education. they probably said y know what, she's doing it, maybe i should do it, too. i think that's why over the past week you've heard so many people
rise up against the taliban and rise up in support of malala. that's why they say this could be a turning point for this government's fight against extremism here. >> reza sayah. >> the captain of the ship who left while passengers died could be charged with manslaughter at the end of this week's hearings. >> talk about one giant leap for mankind. this is crazy. >> i'm going home now money.
>> that's fearless felix. felix baumgartner broke the sound barrier and jumped into the record books with his 24-mile leap from the edge of space. here what's he had to say when he finally landed. >> it's hard to say because there's still so many emotions. i had tears into in my eyes. you thought about that moment so many times and what it would look like. it is way bigger than i anticipated. i got so many messages from all over the world. it feels like the whole world is watching this. >> and it was. felix and his team spent five years for sunday's judge, which had been postponed twice because of the weather. >> something went terribly wrong at a fireworks show. those fireworks shot into the crowd out of control. ♪
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the country's congress rejected a crisis plan by the former leader, resulting in his dismissal. >> arlen specter will be laid to rest tomorrow. he died from complications from nonhodgkins lymphoma. he served five years in the senate as a moderate republican before switching parties at the end of the -- his career. >> a crowd had to scatter in china with the fireworks exploded around him. china's cctv a reporting 100 people were hurt. most of the victims were treated at the hospital and then released. no word on why the fireworks went astraight. >> alvin roth and lloyd shapley
were again the noble economics prize. the pair will share the cash prize of a little more than $1 million. >> in health news this morning, contaminated pain injections have made 205 people sick in 14 states. 15 have died from fungal meningitis from those injections. we talk about people who went for help and ended up dying. >> something's missing in the lovelace house. eddie lovelace, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, sunday school teacher at his church and a circuit court judge in albany, kentucky, dead, a suspected case of fungal meningitis. what do you miss?
>> he was the center of our universe as family. >> reporter: judge eddie lovelace was a healthy 78-year-old man, worked full time, walked three miles a day when in the middle of september he started feeling dizzy and slurring his speech. >> he was in the kitchen and he said my legs don't work right. he said there's something wrong with my legs. >> reporter: lovelace had had a stroke. lovelace died five days after being admitted to the hospital. >> it was a nightmare. >> reporter: later the doctors put it together. he had been in a car accident and received three injections with steroids for back and neck pain. the medicine he received was likely made by the new england compounding center. after his death reinjections were recalled because of fungal contamination which can cause strokes. now all his family can do is remember the devoted public
servant, the grandfather who let his granddaughters play with barbies behind the bench while he heard court cases. what can you tell bus your dad? >> he was the most emergency man i've ever met. his memory was uncanny. if you needed advice, irregardless of what the subject was, you can always take his and trust. >> reporter: his family looks back to ask why. >> the decisions to save money, the decisions not to regulate drug, the decisions not to oversee these facilities, those decisions affect lives every day. and if different decision himself been made at certain points along the way, my father would be here today. >> your father just went in for really a very routine procedure. >> he did. and he went there for pain relief. he went there to get help.
>> reporter: and he got -- >> death. >> elizabeth cohen is here now. elizabeth, we just heard the judge's son say his father would be alive if the drug had been regulated properly. is he right? >> it's very hard to say. there's very little oversight over the compounding pharmacies. even the state authority over the compounding pharmacies is limited. there's now regulation to have more regulation and oversight. this is not the first time people have died as a result of a product made at one of these pharmacies. >> "talkback" question for you today, are the deaths of americans in libya being politicized? plus, in-branch seminars at over 500 locations, where our dedicated support teams help you know more
politicizing their deaths. the father of ambassador chris stevens said "it would really be abhorrent to make this into a campaign issue before the investigation into the attack is complete." this comes after the mother of glen dougherty, the ex-navy seal killed in benghazi asked mitt romney to stop mentioning her son on the campaign trail. >> there's inconsistencies here. what we're saying is as americans, we deserve to know what really happened going into this attack and what did the administration do after because we want to learn from them obviously -- >> there's an ongoing investigation. >> we don't need wing-tip cowboys, shoot from the hip diplomacy. when mitt romney first responded to what was going on in libya, his own party called him out for insensitivity.
he's done nothing but politicize this issue when what we need to do is find out what happens and americans, not as democrats or republicans. >> both sides are doing their very fwoes do that very thing, politicize the tragedy in libya. the obama administration initially pinned the murders on a cheesy film and not where it belongs, on al qaeda. we could debate the why but why? shouldn't we just try to figure it out together? "talkback" question today, are the deaths of american diplomats in libya being politicized? your responses later this hour. of course libya is a topic that could come up in tomorrow's presidential debate. we'll preview what each candidate will say in the next town hall style format. anncr: every president inherits challenges.
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good morning to you. i'm carol costello. just about 30 minutes past the hour. checking our top stories now, u.s. stocks opened slightly higher after a strong retail sales report and news of slower inflation in china. in the meantime, citibank as third quarter earnings, seeded expectations as did media giant gannett and charles schaub. a 14-year-old pakistani activist shot last week by taliban assassins is about to arrive in england. tens of thousands are praying for her recovery.
>> to mark the anniversary, the jfk presidential library are posting thousands of pages of confidential documents. just 22 days until the election but will you not be seeing president obama or mitt romney anywhere on the campaign trail today. that's because you know it, they're hold up doing those las last-minute practice sessions for their second debate tonight. president obama dropped off some hot pizzas to his campaign volunteers. joining me now, robert zimmermann and ron bonjean.
>> nice to be with you. >> this is going to be a town hall style debate where the candidates can walk around and talk to people who ask them questions. who does that favor, robert, obama or romney? >> of course both sides are going to say it favors the other to lower expectations. but fortunately for president obama, he's conquered the high expectations problem. i think he goes into this very frankly in a very good position because the town hall forum is about connecting with real people and that's his strength. his challenge in this debate is to be assertive and draw the differences with governor romney without being negative. i think for governor romney his problem is going to be to be able to show he can connect with real people who don't belong to his country club. i'm not being partisan. >> oh, no, not at all but we expect you to be. it's okay.
ron. critics say governor romney's inability to connect with real people, will this forum be good for him? he can look them straight in the eye, answer their questions, touch them maybe. >> i think it will be great for mitt romney. the fact he's so neck and neck in the polls with obama. he did so well in the last debate, i think all the pressure is on obama to do well. the fact that his surrogates are saying obama is going to be energy to the debate, that's for the of a predicate, you have to bring energy to the debates. the pressure will be on him to thread the needle between going after mitt romney and not offending the audience. all romney has to do is keep presenting how they have a vision to lead the country and the president's failed vision to lead the country. >> i'm sorry. >> go ahead. >> i think ron makes a very interesting point but i think the challenge for mitt romney is he's got to present -- the
problem is most of the time he presents two visions, two different visions he takes on two different occasions. he's going to have to answer about whether he has a $5 trillion tax cut plan or how his health care plan covers people with preexisting conditions. >> he's got a point, ron. romney seems to be shifting to a more moderate republican but when he started running in the primary, he was as conservative as conservative can be and some people are confused by that. >> that's exactly what the democrats are going for, trying to divide mitt romney instead of talking about their own record or their own vision for the future. romney's going to keep talking about how he's going to grow the economy, how he's going to cut deficits and debt and let them go ahead and attack him but americans are looking for a future forward vision plan. that's why romney has done so well in the polls.
if they try that tactic, i don't think it's going to work very well for them. >> it's a pretty good talking point. >> you're delivering the talking points, howard. >> they're good talking point, ron. >> okay, let's pause for a second. a new poll is out, the vase literally neck and neck. each candidate has 47%. i think the rub on obama, robert, is that he isn't laying out a vision for the second term. what's he going to do differently for the second term? voters want to know? >> it's a fair question to ask and he'll have in this forum the opportunity to present his plan for the next four years. when you have a debate forum like this with 60 million or 70 million people watching, it's incumbent upon president obama to articulate his vision for the future, in the same way it's incumbent upon governor romney
to talk specificly about what tax cuts and tax loopholes he's going to engage in, what loopholes he's going to clothes to make his $5 trillion tax cut a reality. i think both are challenged to be specific. the good news for president obama is the right track/wrong track is consuming. people see consumer confidence climbing, housing starts climbing, the economy is getting better. >> we're running out of time. candy crowley, debate moderator. fantastic, ron? >> fantastic. we love candy crowley. she's great and we think she'll do a great job tomorrow night. >> ron and i are both canned c crowley groupies. it's such a great tribute to her and what she represents. she's going to make history tomorrow night just because she's even handed, she's fair and smart and neither side is
going to get away with being vague. >> and she's a nice person, too. >> she's awesome. >> thank you so much. and as we mentioned, cnn's candy crowley moderates tomorrow night's town hall die baebate. >> it is a story that's captured attention around the world. a heart breaking story of a teen-ager's silent cry for help. y riding the dog like it's a small horse is frowned upon in this establishment! luckily though, ya know, i conceal this bad boy underneath my blanket just so i can get on e-trade. check my investment portfolio, research stocks... wait, why are you taking... oh, i see...solitary. just a man and his thoughts. and a smartphone... with an e-trade app. ♪ nobody knows... [ male announcer ] e-trade. investing unleashed.
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a heartbreaking story out of canada, one that every parent needs to hear. amanda todd, vancouver teenager, shared her story of bullying on youtube last night. in seventh grade she made some poor choices, exposing her breasts to someone on the internet. soon those photos made there way to her school and she was bullied. she switched towns and schools
and the bullying never stopped. in her video she describes how she tried to commit suicide. ♪ ♪ >> amanda todd was found dead on wednesday. authorities believe she finally succeeded in attempting suicide. since her story got out, there's been an outpouring support for amanda and for victims of bullying. katherine bradshaw, the deputy director of the youth center for violence joins us. >> thank you for having me on. >> this is such a sad story. amanda's parents want that
youtube video to remain online. do you think i good ft's good f and will it help? >> often when the parents are dealing with the stress of the situation, we have to tune in to what will support them and sounds like they're trying to reach out to community members. we have to be cautious on the material we send out on the internet because it might reach other vulnerable youth and send the wrong signal. issues related to suicidal contagion, this might trigger other suicides. we have to be cautious about these issues. >> let's talk about that. that's a big concern. this youtube video could actually prompt a teen-ager who is being bullied to commit s suicide? >> suicide is a very complex behavior. we have to highlight the issues that relate to mental health that often underlie most suicidal situations. what is important to know is if
it goes untreated, mental health concerns, if it goes untreated, it could lead other youth to commit suicide. we have to be careful about how the media portrays the issues and how the internet portrays information that might be read by vulnerable youth considering similar types of acts. >> there are so many attempts to fight bullying but it continues. are we putting a dent in the problem or is it the same? >> well, this is important national attention to pay to the issue. in fact, october is bullying prevention month. it's very important we are covering the issue this month and throughout the rest of the year. we do have some inclination from some national data that the rates of bullying have either stabilized or are slightly on the way down. that doesn't mean we've gotten rid of the issue, as we see from this particular case, but we
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22 days until the election and things are getting serious, unless you're the folks at "saturday night live". in case you didn't see it, here's snl's take on the debate. >> martha, with all due respect, this is a bunch of malarkey. >> a bunch of malarkey? >> yeah. >> what does that mean? >> it's irish. >> no, no, irish is i come over there and smack that dumb look off your face. >> our economic plan is simple. we are going to close loophole, bring down tax rates and erase the deficit. >> can you please be more
specific? >> no. do you know what the unemployment rate in scranton is right now? >> sure do. >> it's 10%. >> i wonder what the vice president would say to the hard working people of towns like janesville and scranton. >> i know what i'd say to my friend and the people of janesville. things may be bad where you live but i guarantee you it is a paradise next to the burning coal heap that is scranton, pennsylvania. >> mr. vice president, i think you're under duress to make up ground but i think the people would be better served if you didn't keep interrupting me z. h >> you don't scare me, shark eyes. >> some say the candidates should study acting. after all it's about flair. >> reporter: with an expected
audience of more than 60 million people, the second presidential debate will be a huge focus. >> if you're getting a candidate ready, is there something they can focus on? >> focus would know who you're with, what's at sake and stake you need to commit yourself to. >> his advice, keep it personal by remembering the people they've met along the campaign trail. >> if it becomes personal for them, like their own personal mission, they can champion she's people that they've met, and then it's easier to stay focused and, stay driven. >> one of the things we hear so many from actors, especially theater actors, you play to your
audience. how do they make themselves believable and endear themselves to people in the room? >> going into the town hall meet, they don't have to try to be believable, they need to have something to believe in. they can be thinking all along of the person they met back in iowa who needs a better health plan or a better tax plan and they can be speaking on behalf of them. >> tap into real emotion? >> absolutely. and i not that difficult to do. again, they meet all these wonderful people who have real problems and in the same way that we empathize when we reed fictional novels or see movies, they can empathize with the people they meet. if they spend a little time every day dreaming about their problems, their hearts fall in love with championing the problems. if you believe -- if they go to
the town hall meeting and they walk into an environment they feel is hostile, their body language will respond accordi according accordingly. on the other hand, if they walk into the town hall meeting and realize these are people who want them to stand up and talk for them, they'll feel like one of them and they'll relax. >> reporter: and what can the candidates learn from the only president who was an actor turned president? he was wide live known as a good debater, a good communicator. was he able to work off his acting skills? >> i imagine his years of acting training, you can say anything you want to me, i'm going to find a way to twist it to take it the way i want it. >> reporter: with that i guess you would suggest president obama and mitt romney take
acting classes? >> it wouldn't hurt. >> yankees's manager joe girardi is making his own call for baseball to expand the use of instant replay. we'll talk about that. endless shrimp is our most popular promotion at red lobster. there's so many choices, the guests love it! [ male announcer ] don't miss endless shrimp, just $14.99! try as much as you like, anyway you like. like new teriyaki grilled shrimp. offer ends soon! my name is angela trapp, and i sea food differently. [ male announcer ] start with a simple idea. think. drink coffee. hatch a design. kill the design. design something totally original. do it again. that's good. kick out the committees. call in the engineers. call in the car guys. call in the nerds. build a prototype. mold it. shape it. love it. give it 40 mpg. no, 41. give it a huge display. give it a starting price under 16 grand. take it to the car shows. get a celebrity endorser. he's perfect. "i am?" yes, you are. making a groundbreaking car. it's that easy. ♪
just one nfl team remains unbeaten after sunday's game. the green bay packers dealt the texans their first loss of the season. packers quarterback, aaron rodgers threw six of those things, a career high. les talk about the atlanta falcons. they are the remaining unbeaten team. that's a 55-yarder there. at 6-0 the falcons are having their best start in franchise
history and the new york giants improve to 4-2 but humbling san francisco 26-3. on to baseball now. the detroit tigers up two games to none on new york in the alcs after beating the yankees last night but the play that everybody's talking about it s this one. omar infante took a wide turn at second base. you'll see him dive back to the game where the umpire saw the him safe. poor robinson cano. the replay clearly showed infante was out. joe girardi argued the call and he was thrown out of the game and later argued for baseball to expand its use of instant replay to cover plays like this one. >> at this day and age there's too much at stakes and the technology is available. that's what our country is done. we've involved technology to make things better. >> let's talk about this and those empty seats at the yankee
stadium. carlo diaz is here. let's talk about the instant replay first. that's harder news, i suppose. it's coming, right? >> if you're a tigers fan this morning, you don't want instant replay. you're fine, that was great call! oh, my gosh, come on. tigers fans are quick to point out the tigers were still winning when that play happened. let's talk about this. they have instant replay in the little league. in the little league world series, they have and utilize instant replay. why would you not have it when players are playing for 235 days leading up to this one game and you have a call that is not even close. i mean, it was infinitely bad. jeff nelson, the umpire, said after the game "i blew it." why in this day and age of high definition instant replay would you not have it? some people would say it would make the game longer.
really? because girardi was arguing for quite some time throughout. h it would have made it shorter. he would have said i protest the call, they would have reviewed it and it was over. you can no longer argue it would make the game longer. >> okay. well, it could go either way actually. but let's move on to something else. one blown call does not make an entire game. another added problem for the yankees is the stadium wasn't full. there were 3,000 empty seats. yahoo! sports reporting that the ushers were moving people around so people wouldn't notice on television. >> you're talking about these upper level seats going for $100 apiece, talking about seats near the field going for thousands of dollars. i think what people are now saying, the fans are saying we're fed up, we're not going to take it, we're not going to pay these outrageous prices for
these seats. you're seeing these empty seats. in san francisco the seats are going fob hundreds of dollars. the fans are saying we have high definition at home. it's just as great to watch it there. >> and the popcorn is a lot cheaper and so is the beer quite frankly. >> and you have instant replay. >> that's right, you have instant replay. carlos diaz, thanks so much. we'll be right back. copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let 'em see what you're drinking. you know, i'm glad we're both running a nice, clean race. no need to get nasty. here's your "honk if you had an affair with taylor" yard sign. looks good. [ male announcer ] fedex office. now save 50% on banners.